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Drag·on

 (drăg′ən)
n.
See Draco2.

drag·on

 (drăg′ən)
n.
1. A mythical monster traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a long tail, sharp claws, scaly skin, and often wings.
2. Any of various lizards, such as the Komodo dragon or the flying lizard.
3.
a. A fiercely vigilant or intractable person.
b. Something very formidable or dangerous.
4. Archaic A large snake or serpent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dracō, dracōn-, large serpent, from Greek drakōn; see derk- in Indo-European roots.]
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dragon

(ˈdræɡən)
n
1. a mythical monster usually represented as breathing fire and having a scaly reptilian body, wings, claws, and a long tail
2. informal a fierce or intractable person, esp a woman
3. (Animals) any of various very large lizards, esp the Komodo dragon
4. (Plants) any of various North American aroid plants, esp the green dragon
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a manifestation of Satan or an attendant devil
6. (Sailing) a yacht of the International Dragon Class, 8.88m long (29.2 feet), used in racing
7. (Recreational Drugs) chase the dragon slang to smoke opium or heroin
[C13: from Old French, from Latin dracō, from Greek drakōn; related to drakos eye]
ˈdragoness fem n
ˈdragonish adj
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drag•on

(ˈdræg ən)

n.
1. a mythical monster generally represented as a huge winged reptile with a crested head, often spouting fire.
2. a fierce, combative person.
3. a very strict, protective woman.
5. a short musket of the 16th and 17th centuries.
6. a soldier armed with such a musket.
7. (cap.) the constellation Draco.
8. Archaic. a huge serpent or snake.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin dracōn-, s. of dracō < Greek drákōn kind of serpent]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dragon - a creature of Teutonic mythologydragon - a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
wivern, wyvern - a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs
2.dragon - a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
3.Dragon - a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
4.dragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the bodydragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
agamid, agamid lizard - a lizard of the family Agamidae
genus Draco, Draco - a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
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Translations
draak
تَنِّيـنتِنّين
драконзмей
dracvíbria
drak
dragedragon
drako
lohe
اژدها
lohikäärmehuuhkaja
דרקון
zmaj
sárkány
naga
dreki
ドラゴン
draco
slibinas
pūķis
balaurdragonzmeu
drak
zmaj
drake
มังกร
con rồngrồng

dragon

[ˈdrægən] N
1. (Myth) → dragón m
2. (= woman) → bruja f
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dragon

[ˈdrægən] ndragon m
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dragon

n (lit, fig inf)Drache m
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dragon

[ˈdrægn] ndrago
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dragon

(ˈdrӕgən) noun
a mythical beast, a usually large, winged, fire-breathing reptile. St George and the dragon.
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dragon

تَنِّيـن drak drage Drache δράκος dragón lohikäärme dragon zmaj drago draak drage smok dragão дракон drake มังกร ejderha con rồng
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